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As a national advocacy organization, our core work is supporting and advocating for Women of Color and Organizations by and for Communities of Color. To accomplish our goals, we employ a multi-strategy approach of Supporting and Enhancing The Leadership of Women of Color, Training and Technical Assistance, and Policy Advocacy.
The National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA) is an advocacy organization of Women of Color dedicated to working with our communities to create a just society in which all Women of Color are able to live healthy lives free of violence.
Our purpose is to give voice and develop action strategies that incorporate and address the experiences and realities of Women of Color and Communities of Color.
…We will continue to strive for success in creating a world where sexual assault no longer exist and all Women are able to live lives free of violence.
- Implementing a national leadership Institute to provide key tools
- Strategies and resources for Women of Color who are new, emerging and established leaders
- Mentoring young women in our internship program
- Assisting Communities of Color organizations with their infrastructure
- Creating Sharing Circles
- Retreat Spaces
- Specialized training for Executive Directors of Color
- Motivating Women of Color to create services for their communities
- Providing Wrap-around services
- Supporting capacity of advocates in the US territories to address violence against women on their respective island communities
- Partnering with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women to provide technical assistance to grantee programs addressing sexual assault.
- Providing technical assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities addressing sexual assault on campus
- Leading the efforts with Women of Color and Communities of Color organizations across the country to craft and ensure the inclusion of culturally specific language in the Violence Against Women Act
- Which included the creation of funding streams for Communities of Color; working with Territorial programs and coalitions to craft
- Working with Territorial programs and coalitions to craft and ensure the inclusion of language for equal funding for the U.S. Territories throughout formula programs in the Violence Against Women Act.